Historic Boleskine House once owned by Led Zeppelin star and infamous satanist gutted by massive blaze
A historic manor house once owned by Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page and occultist Aleister Crowley has been devastated in a huge blaze.
Boleskine House, in the Scottish Highlands, is still being doused by fire crews after a blaze was reported at around 1.40pm this afternoon.
Around 60 per cent of the building has already been destroyed but it was later established no-one was inside.
Crowley , who died in 1947 aged 73, was an occultist, mystic and magician known as “the Great Beast” and “the wickedest man in the world”.
He was a sexually-liberated recreational drug-taker long before the 1960s social revolution and followed a “Do what thou wilt” philosophy.
Interest in his teachings grew in the 1960s and rock stars such as Jimmy Page were influenced by his ideas.
Boleskine House, home of Aleister Crowley & also Jimmy Page above Loch Ness destroyed by fire pic.twitter.com/rztg4R5QVL
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Page bought the house at the height of Led Zeppelin’s fame in 1970 as a restoration project and a base for songwriting, but spent little time there and eventually sold it in 1992.
It has since been used as a private residence and a guest house, and was put up for sale in 2009 for £17.
The estate has been linked to a number of dark incidents over the years, including at least two violent deaths.
Crowley and his devil-worshipping followers are said to have used the estate to make talismans and offered animal sacrifices to Satan.